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UTSA at Texas State 9/12/20 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Texas State Bobcats vs UTSA Roadrunners Odds & Info

Game Texas State Bobcats vs UTSA Roadrunners
Date & Time Saturday September 12, 2020, 3:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Bobcat Stadium San Marcos, TX
Latest odds
TXST -7 ; Total 57
TV Channel
ESPN2

The UTSA Roadrunners visit Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Texas on Saturday to play the Texas State Bobcats. UTSA was 4-8 overall and 3-5  in the Conference USA during 2019. New head coach Jeff Traylor will have eight starters returning from the offense. Josh Adkins is expected to take over the job as starting quarterback, after transferring from New Mexico State where he threw for 5,151 yards and 27 touchdowns during the past two seasons, while Sincere McCormick returns as the top running back after rushing for 983 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2019.

Defensively UTSA led the Conference USA last season in tackles-for-loss while the defense against the run struggled and the secondary was burned too often. However, eight of the top 10 tacklers from last season return including six starters. The strength of the unit will be the secondary with three safeties returning from last year and a pair of cornerbacks. 

Texas State opened its regular season with a 31-24 loss to the SMU Mustangs. The game was close the whole way with the score tied 14-14 at the half. Brady McBride threw for 227 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his first start for Texas State. Jeremiah Haydel was on the receiving end of one of McBride's two touchdown passes while Chandler Speights caught the other, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Mustangs.

Brady McBride has thrown for 227 yards, two touchdowns and one interception through one game for Texas State. The leading rusher for the Bobcats is Calvin Hill with 100 yards while Brock Sturges and Jaylen Gipson each have one rushing touchdown. The leading receiver for the Bobcats is Travis Graham Jr. with 59 yards, while Chandler Speights and Jeremiah Haydel each have one touchdown reception. 

Recent Betting Trends

  • UTSA is 5-1 ATS in its last 6
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Roadrunners last 6
  • Texas State is 1-7 SU in its last 8
  • The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Bobcats last 9

Free NCAAF Pick:

UTSA Roadrunners +7

Texas State started its season with a seven-point loss to SMU and although the Bobcats will win this game, UTSA will cover. Texas State has a solid offense behind quarterback Brady McBride, but the defense allows too many yards. The Bobcats have failed to cover five of the last seven played during week 2, while UTSA has covered the number in five of its last six overall. Final Score Prediction, Texas State Bobcats win but fall short ATS 27-24.

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